UNESCO faults Israeli handling of holy sites in Jerusalem, West Bank

By Reuters Staff
October 21, 2015
(Jewish worshippers pray at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, as the sun rises in Jerusalem's Old City September 16, 2012, ahead of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year which starts at sundown on Sunday. The Dome of the Rock (L) and al-Aqsa mosque (R) on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount are seen in the background. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside)

(Jewish worshippers pray at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, as the sun rises in Jerusalem’s Old City September 16, 2012, ahead of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year which starts at sundown on Sunday. The Dome of the Rock (L) and al-Aqsa mosque (R) on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount are seen in the background. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside)

Vatican condemns report that Pope Francis has brain tumour

October 21, 2015
(Pope Francis leads the weekly audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, October 14, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)

(Pope Francis leads the weekly audience in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican, October 14, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)

Netanyahu stirs up trouble with Muslim Holocaust comments

October 21, 2015
(Haj Amin al-Husseini)

(Haj Amin al-Husseini and Adolf Hitler in the latter’s chancellery in Berlin, 28 November 1941.  The original caption said “The Führer, in the presence of Foreign Minister von Ribbentrop, receives the Grand Mufti of Palestine, Sayid Amin al Husseini, for a cordial discussion important to the future of the Arab countries”. German Federal Archives/Heinrich Hoffmann)

Prosecutor: charges against France’s Le Pen should be dropped

By Reuters Staff
October 21, 2015
(French National Front political party leader Marine Le Pen speaks to journalists as she leaves the courthouse in Lyon, France, October 20, 2015. France's far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen said she was the victim of "judicial persecution" as she went on trial on Tuesday for comparing Muslim street prayers to wartime Nazi occupation. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot)

(French National Front  leader Marine Le Pen speaks to journalists as she leaves the courthouse in Lyon, France, October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot)

Singapore megachurch leaders hit a sour note in pop music fraud case

By Reuters Staff
October 21, 2015
(City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee (R) and his wife Sun Ho, also known as Ho Yeow Sun, arrive at the State Courts in Singapore October 21, 2015, where a verdict is expected to be delivered for their trial of misappropriating S$50 million ($42.5 million) of church funds and falsifying the church's accounts. REUTERS/Edgar Su)

(City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee (R) and his wife Sun Ho, also known as Ho Yeow Sun, at the State Courts in Singapore October 21, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su)

UK Muslims condemn Britain’s plans to combat extremism

October 20, 2015
(Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron listens during a discussion with members of the local community on a visit to Luton, north of London, on October 19, 2015 to announce a new government strategy for tackling extremism. British Prime Minister David Cameron unveiled a new strategy on Monday to combat extremism, saying the battle was "perhaps the "defining one of this century", but his proposals were condemned by Muslims as demonising their communities and set to fail. REUTERS/Ben Stansall)

(Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron listens during a discussion with members of the local community on a visit to Luton, north of London, on October 19, 2015 to announce a new government strategy for tackling extremism. REUTERS/Ben Stansall)

Anglican bishops urge UK’s Cameron to take in more Syrian refugees

By Reuters Staff
October 20, 2015
(Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron waits to greet German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of their meeting at the prime minister's Chequers residence near Ellesborough, northwest of London, October 9, 2015. REUTERS/Justin Tallis)

(Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron at the prime minister’s Chequers residence near Ellesborough, northwest of London, October 9, 2015. REUTERS/Justin Tallis)

Zambia seeks divine help to tackle its economic woes

By Reuters Staff
October 20, 2015
(A daughter of HIV-positive farmer Patrick Kasamu carries her lunch as she walks past the family's field of maize during a visit by a home-based care team in Chikonga village, close to the town of Chikuni in the south of Zambia February 21, 2015. The caregivers on the Jesuit-run home-based care team at Chikuni run a capacity building and empowerment project at household level, offering training and assistance in crop-growing and animal rearing, as well as offering companionship, pastoral care and monitoring antiretroviral treatment compliance of HIV-AIDS patients. Picture taken February 21, 2015.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi)

(A Zambian girl walks past the family’s field of maize close to the town of Chikuni in the south of Zambia February 21, 2015. 
REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi)

Indonesia’s Aceh province tears down churches after religious violence

By Reuters Staff
October 20, 2015
(DATE IMPORTED:October 18, 2015Police tape blocks access to a burned church at Suka Makmur Village in Aceh Singkil, Indonesia Aceh province, October 18, 2015. Hardline Muslims in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province on Sunday demanded the local government close 10 Christian churches, just days after a mob burnt down a church, leaving one person dead and several injured. The words on the tape read, "Do not cross." REUTERS/YT Haryono)

(Police tape blocks access to a burned church at Suka Makmur Village in Aceh Singkil, Indonesia Aceh province, October 18, 2015. REUTERS/YT Haryono)

Pope Francis to make first Africa trip in November amid security concerns

October 20, 2015
(Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi (to the city and the world) benediction at the end of the Easter Mass in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican April 20, 2014. Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the "immense wastefulness" in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(Pope Francis speaks in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican April 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Tony Gentile)